ASK THE EXPERT | Twisted Top Knot

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Bummed that this is the last of my Mom-inspired DIY hairstyles as part of TRESemmé’s Throwback Thursday series, but happy to go out on top (knot)!  I had a blast modeling my Mother’s bouffant and breezy boat blown waves, and was excited to see the topknot was also part of her hair repertoire. I love the that this look re-emerged on the runways, trickled down onto the red carpet, and then was quickly adopted as an everyday, go-to style.  We decided to put a twist (literally) on the basic topknot to add a little style and also give it a little extra support to sit high all day.
BTW how dork-tastic is my older sista and bro in the pic with my Ma, cute pup too!

Steps and products after the break!


-Prep your hair using Thermal Creations Volume Boosting Mousse, which will add flexible fullness to your hair while protecting it from any damages caused from heat styling.
-Blow dry your hair with a round barrel brush, without making it sleek straight. We want some texture and waves in this look!
-Part your hair halfway into a tight ponytail on the top of your head and secure with an elastic. Create a second ponytail with the remaining hair next to the existing ponytail (I have ALOT of hair, so divided into three ponytails)
-Divide two separate sections of one ponytail and begin twisting the two strands. Secure with an elastic at the end.
-Repeat with the other ponytail, twisting two divided sections. Tip! You may need a helping hand to hold the first twisted ponytail, or use a clip to hold it in place while you twist your second ponytail.
-Take the two twisted ponytails and continue to twist and wrap around the base of the ponytail, forming a texturized top knot!
-Bobby pin the base to secure them in place. I finished the look off by spraying TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray to set the bun in place all day – I love it because it won’t ever feel stiff or sticky!

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  1. Rhea says:

    Love the top knot! I am going to try this. 🙂

  2. Nice hairdress but with a little hair it’s very difficult!!!

  3. I love this, the twist really adds a nice touch to it 🙂

  4. Liana says:

    Ohh this is just so adorable, awesome tutorial, you look sooo beautiful! ♥

    Liana x
    Dress Code Chic

    1. Jenni says:

      Aww Thanks Liana!

  5. sherry says:

    Great pictures. Way to go girl.

  6. Kacie says:

    You made it look so easy! Heres hoping my hair is long enough for me to do this to myself!

  7. Marija says:

    I love it, I bit different way to make a bun! XO

  8. AEKK says:

    You look very sweet, wearing the bun hair!
    As a jewelry designer, I have to say your necklace is not bad!
    Why it looks so easy when you make your hair? But I always cannot do it well… T T

    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks! The necklace is by Robyn Rhodes

  9. Noemi says:

    You made it look so easy, but I don’t know if I’m capable…

  10. sherry says:

    Looks great. Hair is beautiful.

    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks Mommy 🙂

  11. Kate says:

    Oh it’s SO cute! I love all the twisties!

  12. Love this! Shared on my blog here:

    Put A Bird On it

  13. Christian Burno says:

    Cute bun! Btw, your outfit (the part I can see) looks so cute. You should do outfit post!

  14. You completed some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the issue and originate the majority folks will chance along with with your website.

  15. kat says:

    i don’t get the double ponytail part. does the second ponytail go behind the first half ponytail? or does your hair end up in really high pigtails?

    1. Tami says:

      I’m with you. After that pic, it looks like it’s only one ponytail. I don’t see a second or third…I’m so confused

    2. Jenni says:

      Really high pigtails!

  16. Nicole says:

    I am always rocking a bun, love this. Thanks for the idea.

  17. angiee says:

    This looks really nice and easy im going to try this 🙂

  18. Lovely hair ,so beautiful

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